Regional Training Workshop on Drought Monitoring & G-WADI Meeting

From January 30 to February 3, 2012, a capacity building workshop on drought monitoring, and a meeting of the Sub-Saharan network of UNESCO G-WADI (“Water and Development Information for Arid Lands – a Global Network”), were held in Niamey, Niger. This meeting was organized by AGRHYMET in collaboration with UNESCO (IHP), Princeton University (United States), ICPAC (Kenya), numerous basin organizations (NBA, OMVG, OMVS, LCBC), hydrologists in some countries of the CILSS (Senegal, Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali), and the International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM; USA).  The workshop focused on a hydrological drought monitoring tool developed by Princeton University.

The workshop objectives were to transfer the tool to AGRHYMET, to strengthen the capacities of participants in the use of the tool while examining ways and means of validation at the regional level, and to organize a meeting to launch the activities of the G-WADI network in sub-Saharan Africa.

Read more in English: Regional Training Workshop on Drought Monitoring & G-WADI Meeting

Read more in French: Atelier Rgional de Formation sur le Suivi de la Séchresse & Réunion G-WADI